Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $67,980
Maximum: $90,000
Details: 78,177 minimum with two years of continuous city service



Application Deadline



42-09 28th Avenue
New York
United States


City of New York

Health and Mental Hygiene

Job Vacancy Notice



Salary: $67,980.00/ $78,177.00* - $90,000.00

*minimum with two years of continuous city service


Work Location: 42-09 28th Street

Long Island City, New York 11101

Bureau: Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment


Job ID: 361154


The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers through contracting and oversight of prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology, surveillance, and evaluation; development and dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education; and community involvement and interagency collaboration.

Relay is an initiative providing peer support to individuals transported to hospital emergency departments (EDs) following a non-fatal opioid overdose. Wellness Advocates visit patients in the ED to provide immediate support and overdose prevention training following an overdose and offer ongoing support and linkage to care for three months following hospital discharge.

Reporting to the Relay Director, the Relay Clinical Supervisor will:

  • Provide direct clinical and administrative supervision, professional development support and performance review to a team of Wellness Advocate Supervisors (trained social workers) in their role supporting Wellness Advocates and their work with participants following a nonfatal opioid overdose.

  • Provide direct supervision to the Relay Trainer, who will conduct new-hire and ongoing trainings for Wellness Advocates responding to non-fatal overdoses.

  • Ensure that client-based services are being provided, based in the principles of harm reduction, and that participant-centered referrals are being made. Provide guidance in their implementation.

  • As part of Relay’s leadership team, engage in short and long-term program planning and development that promotes Relay’s goals.

  • Identify and disseminate clinical best practices and innovation in community mental health & substance use treatment.

  • Seek to work with Bureau partners to increase the access of effective treatment and support service linkages for Relay participants.

  • Utilize the program’s database, Maven, to monitor Wellness Advocates’ cases to maintain quality decision making and documentation. Ensure Wellness Advocate Supervisors review work completed by Wellness Advocates in Maven using Relay policies to guide their review.

  • Support program expansion at new hospitals through program planning and implementation with ED leadership, as well as through the planning and scheduling of ongoing ED staff trainings.

  • Ensure all contracted hospitals have adequate staffing by overseeing the scheduling of Wellness Advocate staff.

  • Review resumes, screen and interview candidates, hire and help to orient all full and part time Relay staff.

  • Conduct site visits and provide trainings about Relay to hospital emergency departments, community-based partners, and other related sites across the five boroughs.

  • Assist in the development of protocols, program materials, and presentations for program activities.

  • Participate in the execution of the program’s research protocol and evaluation plan.

  • Assess all clinical Relay work activities and make recommendations to changes as needed.


  • Work collaboratively with other Relay and BADUPCT staff to support the goals and mission of the program and agency.

  • As needed, liaise with other City agencies and manage external affairs.

  • As needed, outreach and participation in public events.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.      


1. A Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work and three years of full-time satisfactory experience practicing social work utilizing one, or a combination of, casework, group work and community organization methodologies, at least two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

2. Certification/License Requirements: A valid Certified Social Worker (CSW) certificate or Licensed Master of Social Work license (LMSW) issued by the New York State Department of Education must be obtained within one year of the date of appointment. Employees who fail to obtain their CSW or LMSW within one year after appointment will automatically have their probationary period extended for no more than six months. Failure to obtain the CSW or LMSW by the end of 18 months of service will result in dismissal.

3. Special Note: Section 424-a of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-care responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report. The agency has the discretion to assign a candidate who has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report to a position with no child-care responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.


  • A valid Certified Social Worker (CSW) certificate or Licensed Master of Social Work license (LMSW) issued by the New York State Department of Education must be obtained within one year of the date of appointment

  • 3 years clinical supervision experience with highly vulnerable populations, particularly people with substance abuse and mental health issues


  • Experience working with and/or supervising peers


  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with best practices around harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and overdose risk reduction

  • Highly-developed management, analytical, and motivational skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills


  • Proven track record building cohesive and productive teams; ability to work effectively with diverse team and remain highly organized

  • Proficient in computers, including Microsoft suite


  • Creative problem-solver who enjoys working in fast-paced environment, is highly motivated and ability to coordinate multiple projects/tasks

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer




The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements. 

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

For Non-City/External Candidates: Visit the External Applicant NYC Careers site and search by Job ID number.

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 361154.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.